Thanks to funding from Hampshire County Council, Chapel Art Studios was very happy to present this event. Partnering with the  artists-newsletter (a-n) and hosted by Winchester School of Art, AIRTIME ran one of it’s lively advice and discussion sessions in Winchester.

The gallery at WSA became a curated space and one-day exhibition comprised of  video and 2D work from staff and students of WSA.

from the a-n site:

‘Supporting artists’ practice through information and networking’

AIRTIME enables you to locate like-minded artists and get timely advice from other artists and experts at this event, that is open to practising visual and applied artists in the South East.

Is this event for you?

AIRTIME events provide information and tips from artists, arts organisations and other experts on professional matters. You’ll find out about areas such as insurance, promotion and supporting your practice, alongside opportunities to meet and network with like-minded artists.

The events are busy and fast-paced. You’ll have to decide quickly what sessions to select from all those on offer. You’ll need to be proactive to get the kinds of information you need.

Contributors include Hencilla Canworth Insurance Brokers, artists and experts including a-n+AIR and representatives from DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society), Engage and other arts organisations from the region.

Event organised by a-n The Artists Information Company in partnership with Chapel Arts Studios and Winchester School of Art.

There are currently over 17,000 artists signed up for AIR.

For more information about AIR visit

(text taken from DACS website)

“Established by artists for artists, DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) is a not-for-profit visual arts rights management organisation. Founding artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Susan Hiller and Elaine Kowalsky set up DACS 28 years ago to protect artists’ rights and ensure they are recognised both financially and morally.

We translate rights into revenues for artists and their heirs.

This in turn helps to sustain their practice and livelihood. We do this through our three rights management services: Payback, Copyright Licensing and the Artist’s Resale Right.

We represent artists and their heirs.

Today we represent nearly 80,000 artists worldwide and in 2011, we distributed over £8.2 million worth of royalties to artists and their beneficiaries.”


“engage is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and in 15 countries worldwide.

engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education”